Midfielder HT: 6’1” WT: 172 DOB: 01-06-83 HOMETOWN: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe CITIZENSHIP: Zimbabwe COLLEGE: Lee University LAST CLUB: FC Tampa Bay
Professional Experience and Honors:
2011: Nyazamba returned to Richmond after a two-year stint with MLS and NASL. The native of Zimbabwe recorded the first goal in USL PRO history when he converted a penalty kick against Orlando City in April. He has since gone on to register two goals and five assists overall this season.
2010: Nyazamba was acquired by the NASL side FC Tampa tallying 2 assists in 1364 minutes played in 25 appearances.
2009: After making no appearances for the Columbus Crew and was released by the team.
2008: In his first professional season, Nyazamba quickly became one of the Kickers top scorers, tallying eight goals and two assists overall for 18 points. The native of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe garnered USL-2 Team of the Week honors consecutively, notching the game-winning lone goal over Western Mass and Charlotte on May 17th and May 24th, respectively. Good for third on the team in scoring, he also finished in the top 10 in goals and points in the USL-2 and garnered the USL-2 Rookie of the Year award following the 2008 campaign. Following the Kickers 2008 campaign, Nyazamba became the 22nd Kicker to advance to Major League Soccer, signing a developmental contract with the Columbus Crew.
College Experience and Honors:
Drafted in the second round of the 2008 Major Indoor Soccer League College Draft by the now-defunct Detroit Ignition, the native of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe joined the Kickers professional squad upon gradating from Lee University of the NAIA Conference (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics). The three-time All-Conference First Team honoree earned a place on the 2007 All-American First Team and was named a NAIA All-American Scholar Athlete his senior season. During his tenure at Lee, the Flames posted a record of 53-14-2 and made two NAIA National Tournament appearances. Adding 12 goals and 20 assists his senior year, the 6’1” midfielder finished with 28 goals and 44 points over three seasons, eclipsing the All-Time Assists Leader at Lee University with 60 assists overall.
Nyazamba also brings PDL experience to Richmond after spending the 2007 season with the Cape Cod Crusaders, recording four assists in 14 appearances.